Scenic Stage Theatre

Baird Lane, Heslington East YO10 5GB

01904 325 220

tftv-enquiries@york.ac.uk

www.york.ac.uk/tftv/facilities-hire/theatre

Guide Last Updated: 24/08/2015

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Access Guide

  • Opening times do vary depending on performances.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is York.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located in front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 660cm (11ft 2in x 21ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The surface of the blue badge bay is compact chippings.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 150cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located on the first floor.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit along side the patron.

  • This venue does provide audio described performances.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.

  • The rows suitable for hearing loops are all rows.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow a wheelchair,please contact a member of staff.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

  • The theatre needs advanced notice for a assistance dogs to be allowed in to the auditorium.

  • The main designated seating is located at the rear of the auditorium.

  • Designated seating can also be available in the front row.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 170cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 7in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft 1in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located ahead as you enter.

  • The female and male toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents are available in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.